It seems that the launch of pumpkin lattes has signaled the beginning of autumn. In my area, summer is still in full force. With the temperatures still pressing 90 degrees, I can not take anything to drink a steaming pumpkin! However, I am ready for a change. It's time to remove the damaged dry skin of summer and prepare it for cooler weather.
Benefits of sugar and cinnamon skin:
I know what you're thinking, sugar? Sugar is terrible for your teeth and your health, why the hell would I put it on my skin? The fact is that sugar is a natural moisturizer. This means that it attracts moisture from the environment to the skin. When applied to the skin, it will moisturize and keep the moisture inside. In addition, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)). AHA penetrates the skin and breaks the "glue" that binds skin cells. This in turn encourages cell renewal and makes your skin look fresher (younger). Finally, sugar is an excellent topical exfoliant. The sugar particles are small and effective in helping to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and reveal the shiny, healthy looking skin beneath.
Most of us know the amazing power of coconut oil for the skin, but you probably did not know how big cinnamon is for the skin too. Yes, it is a kind of great smell, but the antiseptic and antifungal properties of cinnamon make it perfect for treating acne, ringworm, ezcema and other skin infections. Cinnamon helps to stimulate the blood vessels and bring blood to the surface of the skin, which results in a thicker-looking skin. If you are ready to repair your skin due to skin damage in the summer, prepare this easy scrub.
Make sure the coconut oil is at room temperature. This will make the mix much easier. Add 2-3 drops of cinnamon essential oil to the coconut oil. Mix well. You can use cinnamon powder if you do not have cinnamon essential oil, but it will not be as effective. Cinnamon powders vary in intensity according to the place of origin and the duration of the spice in their cabinets. Essential oils are highly concentrated oils that have the most powerful healing compounds of a plant in a single oil.
Add the brown sugar to the mixture of coconut oil and cinnamon.
Mix well. You may have small amounts of coconut oil in the mix, but do not worry, they will melt when applied to the skin.
How to use:
Rub the scrub on your palms to warm it slightly. Apply it on your face and body with gentle circular movements. Keep the mixture away from your eyes. A note of caution: if you use this in your shower and tub, your surfaces will become slippery. Be careful to wash the surfaces with soap when finished to avoid a possible fall.
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Reference: https://www.naturallivingideas.com/cinnamon-sugar-scrub/, by Debbie Wolfe
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